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Friday Ratings: ABC Forces a Tie with CBS

Okay, so CBS was only airing reruns. And ABC only tied in the demos. (CBS was alone with the viewers.) But when was the last time you could remember any other network making a showing on Fridays? 8pm Ghost Whisperer* (8.2 million, 1.9/6) was off by 3.1 million. Howie Do It (5.2 million, 1.5/5) gave up 300,000. Wife Swap (5.1 million, 1.7/5) picked up 1.2 million. A House* (1.4/4) entry pulled in 4.3 million. Everybody Hates …

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Monday Ratings: The Bachelor Keeps Getting Hotter

Was it the CBS repeats? Or was it the sight of Jason Mesnick in scrubs? Whatever the reason, The Bachelor continued to pick up steam and reached a new high last night. Meanwhile, House - and FOX - had an easy night with the viewers and the demos. 8pm House (15.6 million, 5.9/15 in 18-49) checked in 700,000 more. The Bachelor (10.6 million, 3.9/10) had its largest audience of the season. The Big Bang Theory* (9.3 …

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Monday Ratings: House Stops CBS’ Dominance

A change of night didn’t keep viewers from getting their House fix. The show’s move to Monday not only weakened CBS’ comedy stronghold, it provided a nice lead-in for 24. The drama combo then gave FOX wins in both the viewers and the demos. 8pm House (14.9 million, 5.4/13 in 18-49) had its largest audience of the season. The Big Bang Theory (11.1 million, 4.0/10) lost 700,000; How I Met Your Mother (10.8 million, 4.5/11) gave …

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This Week on TV (1/19-1/25)

(You can view TV Envy’s Midseason Programming Schedule here.)  MONDAY 1/19) The Secret Life of the American Teenager (ABC Family, 8pm):  “Ricky’s dad arrives in town with a proposal for how Ricky should handle impending fatherhood.” Apparently leaving town is an option? House (FOX, 8pm):  “Cuddy discovers that caring for her newly adopted baby leaves her little time to run the hospital.” Taking care of House and a baby is an impossible feat. Bromance (MTV, …

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Tuesday Ratings: Biggest Loser Gains Viewers

Could this be the Oprah effect? Or was it simply a result of New Year’s Resolutions? Whatever the reason, NBC’s The Biggest Loser had a sizable debut. The show helped the Peacock network win in the demos while CBS’ normally strong Wednesday lineup had a victory with the viewers. 8pm NCIS (19.1 million, 3.7/10 in 18-49) had its second largest audience ever. The Biggest Loser (11.8 million, 4.5/11) had its biggest debut to date. The premiere …

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2009 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations (TV)

Even though SAG members are currently debating whether to strike, today’s award nominations gave them all a brief distraction. If the upcoming Oscars telecast doesn’t go on as planned, next month’s Screen Actors Guild Awards (scheduled for January 25th on TNT and TBS) could be the last time actors have a reason to celebrate. Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of television nominees: 30 Rock, Boston Legal, The Closer, John …

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS Breaks 13-Year-Old Record

What do you get when House is a repeat and DWTS is gone? Another stellar evening for CBS. Despite a two-hour Biggest Loser finale, the Eye network had its best Tuesday viewership since 1995. Meanwhile, a strong night of reality helped NBC tie CBS in the demos. 8pm NCIS (19.9 million, 3.9/11 in 18-49) had its largest audience in its six-year history. Approximately 11.7 million watched Michelle Aguilar win The Biggest Loser: Families (4.5/12). ABC‘s Charlie …

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2009 Golden Globe Nominations (TV)

Although the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to cancel last year’s party, the Golden Globes will finally make its return next month. The 66th annual event is scheduled to air Sunday, January 11th, just over a week before the Academy Award nominations are announced. Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of TV nominees: HBO, with its 22 nominations, once again led the pack. In Treatment and Recount, both from …

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Tuesday Ratings: House, Repeats Top the Night

Thanks to a nice showing from House, FOX was able to nab the demos last night. Unfortunately, the network still couldn’t completely overpower a slate of repeats on CBS. 8pm NCIS* (14.1 million, 2.7/7 in 18-49) was Wednesday’s most-watched show. House (13.9 million, 5.6/15) had the evening’s best demo performance. The Biggest Loser: Families (9.2 million, 3.6/9) raised 500,000. A special America’s Funniest Home Videos (2.0/5) had 7.3 million laughing. 90210* (1.2 million, 0.6/1) did the …

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Tuesday Ratings: The Mentalist Keeps Getting Stronger

Who knew Simon Baker could get any hotter? Last night - thanks to the absence of DWTS - a very good show managed to get even better. The Mentalist even outperformed the always strong NCIS. 8pm NCIS (18.5 million, 3.7/10 in 18-49) picked up 300,000. House (12.4 million, 5.0/13) had the night’s best demos. ABC‘s presentation of Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (3.1/8) entertained 9 million. The Biggest Loser: Families (8.7 million, 3.4/9) gained 1.9 …

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